CLUB HISTORY

Club Motto: We Meet to Eat and Cruise for Food.


The Corvette Club of Marion County was founded in 1984 by Glen Sims, Roxy Sims, and Roger DeConna as a way to meet new people who share the love for the Corvette. The club has remained active and continues to grow by maintaining long time members and welcoming new members. Glen and Roxy are still members and actively involved in the club. The club celebrated its 30 year anniversary in 2014 during our annual July picnic on Lake Kerr at a member's lovely residence. ( 30th Anniversary Pictures )


Our club was honored with an article about our anniversary and club history in the National Corvette Museum' magazine American Sports Car. The article can be found here: History


Presently our club has over 200 active members. We have an attractive club logo that we encourage members to wear on club shirts and display on our cars with a static cling. Information on these will be provided to all new members.



CLUB MEMBERSHIP


Club membership is open to anyone who owns a Corvette or has an interest in Corvettes. Members who desire an association with like minded people who have a passion for the car, friendships, activities that revolve around Corvettes, and community charitable support. Our club is a non-profit organization, functioning financially as a self supporting organization. Operating/donating funds are raised through dues and two primary car shows put on by our members. Those monies enable us to run the club, put on shows, and donate to selected charities. The club is incorporated under the laws of the State of Florida and is governed by a member approved set of by-laws.


Annual membership dues are $30 a year for single/family (2). Membership period is from January through December of the year. Membership registration forms are available on this site for downloading or at our monthly business meeting. Completed registrations are preferred to be submitted by attending the monthly meeting so we can meet and welcome you ! Forms can be submitted by mail to: Corvette Club of Marion County c/o Treasurer, P.O. Box1619, Silver Springs, FL 34489-1619. Payable to- Corvette Club of Marion County (CCMC).



CLUB MEETINGS


The business meeting is held on the first Wednesday of each month at Ocala Elks Lodge, 702 NE 25th Ave. in Ocala, Florida. A standard agenda is adhered to during club meetings. Roberts Rules of Standard Business meetings are adhered to. The monthly meeting is valuable for insight into the club business and activity planning. The club board works to manage and coordinate all functions of the club and brings all business requiring a vote to the membership at these meetings. Our Activities Coordinator continuously presents relevant activities that are club supported, posts our calendar, and sends club emails notifying/reminding what's available. This is an opportunity for all members to have a voice in the club's focus and interests.


We have arranged for dining at the lodge we call 'Early Eaters' as an opportunity for socializing with fellow members. Dining begins between 5:00 and 5:30 PM, and the meeting begins at 7:00 PM. The dining at the lodge by members helps defray the use fee for the facility.


The club puts on two annual car shows, one in April at one of our sponsors, Gateway Bank and our major All Corvette Show in November on the 3rd Saturday of the month. Show information & registration forms are available under our Corvette Shows tab on this site.


Why join? Hopefully for one or more of the following:

  • Group association
  • Ability to show off our cars
  • Seeking friendships and car related activities
  • Seeking driving, food, and fun (Cruising, performance driving, Poker runs, Cruise-ins, and great dining companions)
  • Local charity support/community involvement

The current club officers are:


  • President: Nick D'altilio 352 877-3245 765 491-9940 (cell)
  • Vice President: Lee Holtman 352 299-3196 (cell)
  • Secretary: Wayne Briant 352 812-3780 (cell)
  • Treasurer: Bill Read 352-208-2183 (cell)
  • Events Coordinator: Leo McClosky 508 208-9528 (cell)
  • Sergeant at Arms: Bob Berkowitz 352 209-0065 (cell)
  • Member-at-Large: Howie Maxwell 610-207-3332 (cell)
  • Member-at-Large: Bonnie Halsell 352-817-8667 (cell)
  • Sunshine: Rosalee Daltilio 765-491-9940 (cell)
  • NCM Ambassador: Lee Holtman 352 299-3196 (cell)